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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program

From: rjack
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 11:26:49 -0400
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
   > >                           The terms of the MIT license are a
   > > subset of the terms of the GPL so by complying with the latter
   > > you are complying with the former.
   > Okay, once again for mentally challenged: Complying with the
   > latter under GNUtian viral "work based on" theory requires
   > "relicensing"
   > (see

   Forget what Stallman might _say_ - he is no a lawyer.

He does get his info directly from lawyers; and this cannot be said
for Terekhov. So it is foolish to forget what RMS says just because he
doesn't have a degree in law.

Terekhov accurately cites to appropriate Federal statutory and case law as interpreted by federal judges who have the final word on what the law means and how it is applied.

Here's RMS's lawyer (Eben Moglen):

"Licenses are not contracts: the work's user is obliged to remain within the bounds of the license not because she voluntarily promised, but because she doesn't have any right to act at all except as the license permits." Eben Moglen founder of the SFLC

Here's Terekhov's lawyers (three Federal Appellate Court judges):

"Although the United States Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ยงยง 101- 1332, grants exclusive jurisdiction for infringement claims to the federal courts, those courts construe copyrights as contracts and turn to the relevant state law to interpret them."; Automation by Design, Inc. v. Raybestos Products Co., 463 F.3d 749, (United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2006)

Now, who's your daddy?

Rjack :)

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